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"Urgent action is needed to sustain and preserve the planet's forests in order to achieve our global goals," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said in a video message to the opening of the week-long Committee on Forestry meeting.
16-07-2018
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FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today reiterated his support to the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) in the implementation of their Regional Strategy for Food Security and Nutrition to eradicate hunger and ensure adequate food in the lusophone countries.
16-07-2018
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The Government of Kuwait has contributed $5 million to FAO’s work to deliver emergency agricultural interventions and improve food security and nutrition in Yemen which is facing the world’s largest food security crisis.
12-07-2018
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The International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (WorldFish) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today agreed to boost their efforts to build the resilience of fishers and small-scale fish farmers, promote sustainable aquaculture, and improve fish value chains.
11-07-2018
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Food imports are placing an increasing burden on the world’s poorest countries, a new FAO report says. The world food import bill has broadly tripled since 2000 to reach $1.43 trillion, while it has risen around fivefold for countries that are the most vulnerable to food shortages.
10-07-2018
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New analysis and modelling released today by FAO and more than 100 collaborating scientists projects that by 2050 climate change will have altered the productivity of many of the planet's marine and freshwater fisheries, affecting the livelihoods of millions of the worlds' poorest people.
10-07-2018
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The Italian Institute for Environmental Research and Protection (ISPRA) today joined FAO and three of Italy's main research institutions - the National Research Council (CNR), the Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), and the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) - in a partnership aimed at enhancing sustainable food production and nutrition in developing countries.
10-07-2018
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Global fish production will continue to expand over the next decade even though the amount of fish being captured in the wild has levelled off and aquaculture's previously explosive growth is now slowing, says a new report from FAO.
9-07-2018
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Halting deforestation, managing forests sustainably, restoring degraded forests and adding to worldwide tree cover all require actions to avoid potentially damaging consequences for the planet and its people, according to The State of the World’s Forests 2018.
6-07-2018
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The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.7 points in June, down 1.3 percent from its level in May. The decline was driven primarily by lower quotations for wheat, maize and vegetable oils including those made from soybeans.
5-07-2018